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Overdraft: Congress President Gaikhangam appeals high level committee headed by not less than a retired Chief Justice; demand re-election

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Imphal, June 15,

President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Gaikhangam, who is also the member of the CWC showing serious concern of the multi crore overdraft in the state government today appealed the government to constitute a high level enquiry committee headed by not less a retired Chief Justice.

The MPCC president also demanded repoll of the 17th Lok Sabha Election as there is a concrete evidence of how the ruling party had utilized huge amount of Money during the election.

“I didn’t said this, it is the government which said that huge amount of fund has been withdrawn from PWD and Power department when the Election Model Code of Conduct was in force, the government has even set up enquiry for that”, Gaikhangam said.

He alleged that from the fact that huge amount of money being withdrawn it is now clear that the money were used during election and the election was not free and fair.

Gaikhangam terming the election as null and void for violation of the code of conduct demanded re-poll of the election.

“It is now the Election Commission of India to decide on whether the election should be declared null and void or not”.

Talking to media persons at his official Quarter at Babupara here in Imphal, Gaikhangam appreciated the government for constituting of an enquiry committee to find out the facts that cause such a serious debt. However, a mere constitution of a name sake enquiry will not serve its purpose, he said and added that a high level committee is the need of the hour.

Without giving any comment to the ongoing crisis in the BJP led government considering it as their family matters, Gaikhangam expressed hope that the crisis will be resolved soon in the interest of the people as it has hampered all developmental works that has to be taken up in the state. 

“Financial year have ended budget session has begun and this is June. At a time when development works are to be taken up such crisis is not in the interest of the state”, Gaikhangam said.

“Development is only possible after there is a stable government. On the other hand this is family matter and we hope it will be resolved soon”, the veteran Congress leader and President of the MPCC added.

Regarding some of the counter claims and claims about the financial power among the Minister to escape from the responsibility of the overdraft, Gaikhangam said that the issue needs to be properly analyzed.

“It is in complete violation of the Rules of Business and Allocation of Business Rules under article 166(3) of the Indian constitution”, Gaikhangam said.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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